The Affects of Museum Architecture: Louvre-Lens and Museu de Arte de São Paulo

By Annette Svaneklink Jakobsen.

Published by The International Journal of Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts

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The studies of the Louvre-Lens show how social and relational awareness can be expressed architecturally, as the architecture by SANAA is explicitly anti-monumental and seeks to relate to the site, the inhabitants, and the visitors by being adaptive and responsive to the former mining landscape and context. Inside, visitors are invited to co-create the museum experience by moving freely through the exhibited artworks in a setting that seems to re-actualise an experimental exhibition space, which was originally designed by Lina Bo Bardi for Museu de Arte de São Paulo. Through on-site observations, photographs, and literary studies, the paper will compare the two museum spaces by SANAA and Bo Bardi, respectively, including their relations with the urban programs. The paper will propose how architecture can condition and create affects and sensations, which immanently connect the social agendas of art institutions to the museum experience.

Keywords: Art Museum, Architecture, Affect

The International Journal of Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp.15-22. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published Online: November 15, 2016 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 684.404KB)).

Dr. Annette Svaneklink Jakobsen

Independent Researcher, Fields of Architecture, Art, Architecture Theory and Research-creation, Denmark